Uniqlo confirms Westfield Chermside launch date

uniqloFast fashion chain, Uniqlo, will open its fourth Queensland store at Westfield Chermside on October 5.

The store will cover a sales area of 792 square metres, and will be the global Japanese retailer’s fourth store in Queensland, and 13th store in Australia.

Kenji Tsuji, chief operating officer at Uniqlo Australia, said he believes the new store will provide local shoppers with more variety as they look for high-quality yet affordable clothing.

“Our growth strategy across Queensland has been a key focus and priority for the business since we opened our first store in Brisbane in 2015,” he said.

“We’re thrilled to be making our products more accessible for shoppers in the city’s northern suburbs and for more locals to discover our range.”

The store will be the first Uniqlo store in the southern hemisphere to feature the global chain’s range of Nintendo UT t-shirts.

The range was designed as part of a global design competition that encouraged fans to submit t-shirt designs inspired by Nintendo, with over 16,000 entries received.

Uniqlo said the Chermside location signalled the brand’s commitment to growing Australia as a key market in the Asia-Pacific region.

In its third-quarter update, Fast Retailing, Uniqlo’s parent, reported a 9 per cent year on year rise in sales to 460 billion yen ($4.1 billion) for its March-May third quarter.

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